Friendster Adds Multi-Award Winning Browser Game, Drakensang Online to its FX Series
Drakensang Online FX to offer Friendster-exclusive bonus and unique in-game rewards
MANILA, Philippines, 19 September, 2013 | Asia’s popular social discovery and gaming platform, Friendster, together with one of the world’s leading online game developer and publisher – Bigpoint, today announces the open-beta launch of Drakensang Online FX in Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. The multi-award winning browser Role-Playing Game (RPG) is now available to play for free on Friendster.
Drakensang Online is an epic action role-playing game that features extraordinary 3D graphics and effects which heralds the next generation of free-to-play online browser games. With the ability to customize game characters, skills and magic powers, Drakensang Online allows gamers to explore the fantasy land of Dracania in their own unique tactics. Filled with countless quests and an enthralling storyline, players unite with their fellow friends to wage war against dragons, witches and monsters while drawing upon an impressive armory of weapons and a bewildering array of magic and spells.
Friendster Chief Executive Officer Mr. Iannis Hanen commented on the success achieved with Drakensang Online FX since its initiation on Friendster. “This new title on Friendster has once again proven that we are on the right direction by adding premium games to our FX series. Gamers have high expectations for quality content and we are constantly focusing on delivering a fun, free and rewarding gaming experience. In the spirit of continuing to introduce new and exciting content to Southeast Asia’s online gaming community, our team look forward to adding more exceptional games from Bigpoint,” added Iannis.
With multiple titles holding various international prizes and audience awards, Bigpoint has become one of the leading online game developers and publishers worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all game segments, using state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 300 million gamers in over 200 countries.
Bigpoint Chief Business Officer, Mr. Jeronimo Folgueira said, “We identify forward-thinking game businesses and Friendster is one such game-changer. Together with their knowledge of the Southeast Asia online gaming community and our passion to create great games, we are going to make Drakensang Online a truly groundbreaking entertainment for the region.”
“We are thrilled that many people in Southeast Asia are excited about our game. We have just begun open-beta and gamers in the region can look forward to an engaging game as well as our latest expansion, Myrdosch, for a complete gaming experience,” added Mr. Wolfgang Siebert, Lead Project Manager for Drakensang Online.
For more information on Drakensang Online FX, please visit: http://drakensang.friendster.com.
Friendster is the pioneer online social network with more than 100 million registered members. Through its acquisition in December 2009 by MOL Global, Asia’s largest end-to-end content, distribution, ecommerce and payment network, today Friendster is a social discovery and gaming platform that allows people to create avatars, meet new friends, enjoy games and earn rewards. Friendster prides itself in delivering an easy-to-use, friendly and interactive environment where users engage seamlessly with others via www.friendster.com. Friendster also operates Friendster iCafé, a cybercafé management system and Friendster hotspots, a free WiFi infrastructure for retails, in Malaysia.
Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) is one of the leading online game developer and publisher worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments published on bigpoint.com, as well as by more than 1,000 international distribution partners and media companies.
Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 300 million gamers in over 200 countries.
Every one of the 70 online games in Bigpoint´s portfolio is free-to-play and includes a customized micropayment system for each game to allow users to make micro payments to speed up their game progression.
Many of the titles have won various international prizes and audience awards, such as the Best Browser MMORPG 2012, MMO of the Year 2012 and German Computer Game Award 2012 for Drakensang Online.
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